Elissa Strauss at The Week is distressed by a recent Chanel No. 5 extended commercial. Strauss is troubled that “having it all” has gone terribly wrong. In the commercial the wife is the new husband, surfing powerful waves while her unhaaaapy husband (the new wife) frets over his unhappiness. He decides to follow his heart and she has to give chase. They don’t come right out and say it but I’m pretty sure it ends with the wife having to do a 40 day “dare” to prove her love and win his heart back from a sexy nurse:
Clearly the only thing more frightening to feminists than not getting what they demand is actually getting it.